The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama March 23, 2010, and later amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (together, the Health Care Reform Law), contains a provision that requires employer-sponsored group health plans that offer dependent coverage for children to make such coverage available to an adult child, until the child turns 26 years of age. This requirement applies for plan years beginning on or after September 23, 2010, (January 1, 2011 for a calendar year plan), subject to the rules and exceptions described below.

Source: Health Plans: What's Next? Drinker Biddle's Health Care Reform Update
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